Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide selection of options, in order to pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Subaru Liberty. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Subaru Liberty is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to select from.
As has been the case for a while, you will get the 2020 Subaru Liberty with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Subaru Liberty Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Subaru Liberty is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Subaru Liberty also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Subaru Liberty with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Subaru Liberty provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from across the way.
The 2020 Subaru Liberty is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Subaru Liberty might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Subaru Liberty is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Subaru Liberty Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features found on the upper trim levels may be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Subaru Liberty stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the front and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Subaru Liberty features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a car seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so your front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.